Politics and its Discontents: The Royal Bank Responds With An Attempt At Damage Control

Somehow, I don’t think George Orwell would be too impressed by the RBC response to its public relations nightmare over the outsourcing of Canadian jobs: Said Zabeen Hirji, RBC’s chief human resources officer: “We recognize the impact of this situation on our employees and we continue to remain focused on assisting our employees through this ...

Politics and its Discontents: Words, Words, Words

As a retired English teacher and a lifelong lover of books, I have always been fascinated by words, both what they actually mean and how they are used to influence and manipulate. As the years have gone by, I have become especially interested in the political uses and abuses of language along the lines described ...